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Published on: 24 Nov 2016 By

Terminating Employees for Criminal Charges: Does Just Cause Exist

We live in a society where our criminal justice system presumes a person innocent until proven guilty. That said, the reality is that many people criminally charged are guilty. Even where innocent, it can take months – if not years – before criminal charges are resolved, during which time it…

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Published on: 18 Nov 2016 By

First Fines Are Issued Under The Violence Provisions Of The OHSA

We are now starting to see the first decisions being released that deal with violations of the (fairly) new violence provisions added to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”). For details on those changes, you can revisit Mary Lou Brady’s blog here. Two convictions and heavy financ…

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Published on: 4 Nov 2016 By

Ongoing Evolution in the Law of Termination Provisions

Recent case law continues to address the enforceability of contractual provisions which try to limit employees’ entitlements on termination. Lawyers for terminated employees are keen to attack the validity of these clauses in an attempt to remove any cap on entitlements and extend the reason…

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Published on: 2 Nov 2016 By

ERT concludes turbine project will cause serious harm to human health

The Environmental Review Tribunal (“Tribunal”) has for the first time concluded that a wind turbine project would cause serious harm to human health. The Tribunal also concluded, as it did in an earlier case, that the project would cause serious and irreversible harm to an endangered bat spe…

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Published on: 1 Nov 2016 By

Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal forges its own path on family status

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal says it has “clarified” its test for discrimination on the basis of family status. Noting it is not bound by the decisions of other tribunals or courts outside Ontario, the Tribunal has now gone back to basics, but whether the test is any more clear remains …

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